Chinese Master Listby himanshusingh202 | created - 21 Apr 2013 | updated - 7 hours ago | Public
Master List of notable Movies in Mandarin, Cantonese and dialects like Hokkien, Min Nan and Hakka, from China, Taiwan and Singapore
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1. Wang jiao hei ye (2004)
110 min | Crime, Drama
Hong Kong nihilism. December 22, a street quarrel leads to the death of a gang leader's son. Next day, he seeks revenge on his brother, a rival boss. He calls on Liu, a fixer, to import a ... See full summary »
3. House of Flying Daggers (2004)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 97,928 | Gross: $11.05M
4. Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Votes: 38,529 | Gross: $6.57M
6. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee.
Votes: 32,703 | Gross: $4.60M
7. Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance
An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Votes: 42,561 | Gross: $0.01M
8. The Warlords (2007)
R | 126 min | Action, Drama, History
It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about ... See full summary »
Votes: 24,073 | Gross: $0.13M
9. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
PG | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
A young woman becomes the fourth wife of a wealthy lord, and must learn to live with the strict rules and tensions within the household.
Votes: 23,114 | Gross: $2.60M
11. San siu lam zi (2011)
R | 131 min | Action, Drama
After ambushing and killing his rival, losing everything in the process, dispirited warlord Hou Jie turns to a Shaolin monastery seeking salvation.
Votes: 17,094 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.
Votes: 15,215 | Gross: $7.29M
16. San wa (2005)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Archeologist Jack keeps having reoccurring dreams of a past life, where he is the great General Meng Yi, whom is sworn to protect a Korean Princess named OK-soo. Jack decides to go investigate everything with his friend William.
18. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.
Votes: 11,783 | Gross: $6.93M
21. Wu ji (2005)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
Empowered by the love of a slave (Jang), a royal concubine (Cheung) is given the chance to make an extraordinary decision.
Votes: 8,493 | Gross: $8.19M
24. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)
R | 133 min | Drama, History, War
In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.
Votes: 9,029 | Gross: $0.12M
25. Xi yang tian shi (2002)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.
Votes: 6,674 | Gross: $0.08M
27. Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Drama, History
Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,722 | Gross: $0.05M
28. Su Qi-er (2010)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, History
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »
Votes: 7,805 | Gross: $0.08M
29. Dragon (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him
Votes: 12,158 | Gross: $0.01M
30. Di renjie: Tong tian di guo (2010)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu.
Votes: 8,976 | Gross: $0.46M
31. Ye yan (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.
32. Jiao zi (2004)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror
In Hong Kong, Aunt Mei is a cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings, based on a millenarian recipe prepared with a mysterious ingredient that she brings directly from China. ... See full summary »
34. Ju Dou (1990)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,352 | Gross: $1.99M
35. Shi yue wei cheng (2009)
Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, History
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
37. Rang zi dan fei (2010)
Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Comedy, Western
In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.
Votes: 7,294 | Gross: $0.06M
38. Jin yi wei (2010)
R | 114 min | Action, History, Thriller
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.
39. Hong gao liang (1988)
91 min | Drama, History, Romance
In 1930s China a young woman is sent by her father to marry the leprous owner of a winery. In the nearby red sorghum fields she falls for one of his servants. When the master dies she finds... See full summary »
40. The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Fantasy, Romance
A master monk tries to protect a naive young physician from a thousand-year-old snake demon. A contest of psychic powers results in mayhem.
Votes: 7,307 | Gross: $0.02M
41. Three Kingdoms (2008)
R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an ... See full summary »
42. Long men fei jia (2011)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure
Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert.
Votes: 6,914 | Gross: $0.17M
43. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)
PG | 107 min | Drama
A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.
Votes: 4,463 | Gross: $0.25M
44. Gwai wik (2006)
R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
After writing three best-sellers about love story based on her own experiences, the successful writer Tsui Ting-Yin is without inspiration and having difficulties to write her new novel in ... See full summary »
45. He ni zai yi qi (2002)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Music
A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.
Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $0.60M
46. Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.
Votes: 4,503 | Gross: $2.30M
48. Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nv hai (2011)
109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of close friends who attend a private school all have a debilitating crush on the sunny star pupil, Shen Jiayi. The only member of the group who claims not to is Ke Jingteng, but he ends up loving her as well.
50. Tian di ying xiong (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Votes: 3,873 | Gross: $0.08M
51. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress (2002)
110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Two youths sent for a Maoist "re-education" in the mountains fall in love with the village tailor's granddaughter.
Votes: 3,964 | Gross: $0.67M
52. Triad Election (2006)
Unrated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
As election time nears, current Triad chairman Lok (Yam) faces competition from his godsons. At the same time, Jimmy (Koo) looks to increase his business relations with mainland China.
Votes: 4,802 | Gross: $0.05M
54. Xin hai ge ming (2011)
R | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A historical drama based on the founding of the Republic of China when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
Votes: 5,192 | Gross: $0.13M
55. Hei tai yang 731 (1988)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Horror
Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to a place called Squadron 731, where they are grotesquely tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.
56. Tian bian yi duo yun (2005)
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Hsiao-Kang, now working as a pornographic actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket.
57. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from the Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief kicks her husband in the groin in this comedy of justice. As she is frustrated by each level of ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,522 | Gross: $1.89M
58. Happy Times (2000)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Zhao is an aging bachelor who hasn't been lucky in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, Zhao leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,595 | Gross: $0.24M
60. Tian xia wu zei (2004)
113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A con-team couple (Andy Lau & Rene Liu) head west after taking a city businessman for his BMW. But an encounter with a naive young carpenter travelling home with his life savings challenges their fate as thieves.
61. Shower (1999)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Shenzhen businessman, Da Ming, goes home to Beijing when he thinks his father has died. He finds his father hard at work at the family's bathhouse (the false message was a ruse of Da's ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,597 | Gross: $1.15M
62. Ni na bian ji dian (2001)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.
Votes: 3,877 | Gross: $0.19M
63. Battle of the Warriors (2006)
R | 133 min | Action, Drama, War
Story centers on a battle during China's Warring States Period, a series of civil wars, which spanned from the 5th to the 3rd century B.C. Based on a popular Japanese manga, which was in turn based a Japanese novel inspired by Warring States history in China.
64. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
R | 81 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
After his students are killed by the One Armed Boxer, a vengeful and blind Kung Fu expert travels to a village where a martial arts contest is being held and vows to behead every one armed man he comes across.
65. Bian Lian (1996)
91 min | Drama
Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,889 | Gross: $1.10M
68. Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
R | 99 min | Drama
Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,841 | Gross: $1.00M
69. Millennium Mambo (2001)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao. She's young, lovely, and aimless. He's a slacker. Cigarettes and ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,624 | Gross: $0.01M
70. Shao Lin si (1982)
95 min | Action, Drama
The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, ... See full summary »
72. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
82 min | Drama, Comedy
On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."
Votes: 3,155 | Gross: $0.03M
73. Hái-kak chhit-ho (2008)
129 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A unusual group of people in a village on the coast of Taiwan form a band to perform at a beach concert, while the lead singer searches for the intended recipient of 7 lost love letters.
77. Guan yun chang (2011)
109 min | Action, Biography, Drama
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
78. Tai Chi Zero (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
Votes: 4,380 | Gross: $0.21M
81. Dong (1998)
95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.
83. Feng sheng (2009)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »
84. Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
142 min | Action, Drama, History
In this sequel to Red Cliff, Chancellor Cao Cao convinces Emperor Xian of the Han to initiate a battle against the two Kingdoms of Shu and Wu, who have become allied forces, against all ... See full summary »
Votes: 20,577 | Gross: $0.63M
86. Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
G | 106 min | Drama
In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,240 | Gross: $0.59M
88. The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
R | 162 min | Drama, History
In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering.
Votes: 5,469 | Gross: $1.33M
89. Guizi lai le (2000)
139 min | Comedy, Drama, War
During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town. The owner is bullied into keeping the prisoners until the next New Year, at which time... See full summary »
Votes: 5,502 | Gross: $0.02M
90. Still Life (2006)
Unrated | 111 min | Drama
A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $0.07M
91. Bu neng shuo de. mi mi (2007)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music
Ye Xiang Lun, a talented piano player is a new student at the prestigious Tamkang School. On his first day, he meets Lu Xiao Yu, a pretty girl playing a mysterious piece of music.
92. Suzhou he (2000)
83 min | Drama, Romance
The river Suzhou that flows through Shanghai is a reservoir of filth, chaos and poverty, but also a meeting place for memories and secrets. Lou Ye, who spent his youth on the banks of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,387 | Gross: $0.10M
97. Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991)
Not Rated | 237 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.